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Digital Readworks

Readworks has now created lexile leveled passages for students to read and complete questions. These passages are common core based and you can select, then assign passages for the student to complete digitally. The students are engaged and love reading about different topics. Check out digital.readworks.org. Read More »

Assistive Technology Provides Support for ALL Students

Assistive technology supports all students.

            Do you have a student in your classroom who needs some additional supports to be successful? The use of assistive technology (AT) may be an easy way to meet that need. IDEA defines assistive technology as any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that ... Read More »

Quizizz…The Next Big Thing!

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Are you in need of a new way for students to get instant feedback from live assessments, no matter the content area?  Then you are in luck! Quizizz allows teachers to create great formative and summative assessments in no time. While students are working, teachers are provided with detailed class and student-level data. Don’t make another lesson plan without checking out Quizizz.com, the ... Read More »

We Symbaloo EDU! Do you?

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Symbaloo EDU has the appearance of a game-board including a specific starting point and a checkered flag for a finish!  A standard is listed at the start of each lesson which becomes the focus for information students receive.  Teachers can embed videos, songs, skill sheets, recorded lessons, and more.  Teachers are also able to electronically track student progress along the ... Read More »

Students Create Their Own Stories

Student writing

Students can write their own stories and increase their writing skills by using WriterReader  app. The students take their stories and plug them into the book platform. They can also add pictures to go along with their stories. Great app to use for struggling readers and writers. Read More »

Check out our 2016-17 Tech Tuesday Session Schedule!

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Interested in learning more about how to advance your teaching and learning practices with technology?  Look no further than this year’s Tech Tuesday session line-up!  Click here to review the session line-up, also embedded below (use the scrollbar on the bottom to see all session details), along with descriptions for each session.  Check your e-mail for instructions on how to ... Read More »

Ditty…Say it with a Song!

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Ditty is an App that turns your sentences into a song. In our Kindergarten classroom, we have created “Ditties” for all subject areas (even classroom management!) The possibilities for student collaboration and creation are endless! There are essentially 3 basic steps to turn your message into a song Type your message (up to 70 characters) into the App. If students ... Read More »

Pic Collage

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Pic Collage is an app that can be used in any content area. You can create graphic organizers, have your students take a picture of the graphic organizer and double tap to set it as the background in Pic Collage and start filling it in! If you do not want to use a graphic organizer, students can start from scratch and ... Read More »

ELA Scoop Explores Using Technology in the ELA Classroom

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NCDPI ELA Consultants provide back to school edition of the ELA Scoop.  English Language Arts teachers will be interested in checking out this resource. Read More »

South Newton Teachers Win CenturyLink Technology Grant

Julianne Surratte (1st grade teacher) and Shannon Mullins (1st/2nd grade teacher) were surprised today during student clubs when they were awarded the CenturyLink Teachers and Technology Grant. Surratte and Mullins wrote the $1200 grant requesting digital cameras for their photography and yearbook clubs. CenturyLink Foundation will award a total of $1.4 million dollars this year to support teachers who use technology to ... Read More »